Tom is a solicitor and advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, with particular expertise in employment status matters, self-employed consultancy relationships and the IR35/off-payroll rules.
Tom completed a training contract with Herrington Carmichael, prior to which he worked as a paralegal in the Employment team. Before training with the firm, Tom completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford after obtaining his Law Degree from Swansea University.
I want you to know that I have been so pleased to work with you on this. Despite me working with IR35 for many years in has been amazing to gain your insight and knowledge on this legislation and the reform. Your knowledge, advice and general ‘chat throughs’ have been so great for me. You are second to none on this and I couldn’t thank you enough.
Legal Insights by Tom Hyatt
Since the introduction of Off-Payroll Rules, we’ve been reviewing what businesses have been doing in practice to ensure their compliance.
This case should be seen as a reminder of the potential for automatic unfair dismissal claims if an employee refuses to work due to a perceived risk.
Employment Tribunals have the power to strike out a claim at any stage if the case has no reasonable prospects of success.
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